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Asian Culinary Arts

Add sizzle to your culinary career. Explore Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Thai, Singaporean, Vietnamese, Korean, and fusion cuisine. This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers as cooks in the hotel/restaurant/food service industry. VCC is dedicated to developing programming that meets the needs of students and industry partners.

Program Status

Accepting applications.
Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
February, September 5 months Certificate Downtown Full-time

Apply Now

Apply Now

The first step, apply early. Students who have officially applied and met all admission requirements are sent a letter of acceptance approximately four to five months in advance of the next available start date. A first payment is required to reserve a space in the program.

Online Fax / Mail In Person
If you're ready and know the program you want, apply now. Download and complete the (PDF) application form and fax to 604.443.8450 . Visit us at one of our campus locations.

After you apply, you can check application status to see if all of the requirements have been met or to update contact information. Please use the temporary login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) that you used to complete your original online application.

Program Description

Program Description

Students receive 20 weeks of training in a modern, well-equipped commercial kitchen. Students also train in a fully-operational public cafeteria. The program is delivered in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

Classes are generally held Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (subject to change).






Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Program Specific

Applicants are required to demonstrate Grade 10 level Mandarin or Cantonese or English language proficiency.

Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements, on a first-qualified, first-served basis.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule



Meat, Poultry & Seafood 1
CULI 1193
Term 1
6.0 credits  course outline
Soups & Sauces 1
CULI 1195
Term 1
1.0 credits  course outline
Asian Culinary Principles
CULI 1196
Term 1
1.0 credits  course outline
Cold Kitchen Hot Appetizers 1
CULI 1197
Term 1
1.0 credits  course outline
Vegetables & Starches 1
CULI 1198
Term 1
1.0 credits  course outline
Cold Kitchen Hot Appetizers 2
CULI 1291
Term 2
1.0 credits  course outline
Meat, Poultry & Seafood 2
CULI 1293
Term 2
6.0 credits  course outline
Soups & Sauces 2
CULI 1295
Term 2
1.0 credits  course outline
Vegetables & Starches 2
CULI 1298
Term 2
1.0 credits  course outline
Kitchen Management
CULI 1299
Term 2
1.0 credits  course outline


Fees and Other costs


Application Fee $30
Tuition Fee $1,618.80
Student Union Fee $50.36
College Initiative Fee $46.60
Student Union Health Plan Fee $ 62.72
Student Union Dental Plan Fee $ 59.72
U-Pass Fee $ 175
Other Costs Supplies: $370 for 5 month program




Fees are approximate and subject to change without notice. Students making advanced payments for programs/courses or installment payments for current programs, will be required to pay increased rates. The application fee is non-refundable. For more information, see withdrawals and refunds specific to this program.

Info Sessions

Info Sessions

Get your career cooking! VCC’S culinary arts programs are where the next generation of great chefs get their start.

Come for a tour to find out why VCC is Canada’s top culinary school, training more chefs than any other school in the country. See our state-of-the-art kitchens, check out our full-service campus restaurants, and talk to our award-winning faculty members.

Join us at VCC’s Downtown campus, 200 block Dunsmuir at Hamilton, two blocks west of the Stadium SkyTrain station.

Date Day Time Room Location
November 8, 2013 Friday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 112 (theatre) Downtown
December 13, 2013 Friday 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 112 (theatre) Downtown


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Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: programinfo@vcc.ca

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Program: Asian Culinary Arts

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

Graduates are qualified to obtain employment as cooks in restaurants specializing in Chinese cuisine.

Information about graduate outcomes